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LETTER: Burde Street development a concern for Port Alberni residents

Density in that corridor won’t be appreciated by all, says writer

  • Oct 6, 2022
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The midway glows over the 75th annual Alberni District Fall Fair. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Port Alberni residents share their Fall Fair memories

So many of you shared your memories that it broke our contest post on social media

The midway glows over the 75th annual Alberni District Fall Fair. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
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LETTER: Consider state of city as election approaches

With local elections approaching, we will soon be hearing self-praises and accomplishments…

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LETTER: Stigma not the answer to toxic drug crisis

During the first half of 2022, there were at least 1,095 lives lost in B.C.

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LETTER: Museum exhibit makes an impression on writer

‘Emergence’ is on display at Alberni Valley Museum until Sept. 3

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LETTER: Heat wave should be high priority for local governments

Last year, more than 600 people died in our province from hot weather conditions…

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LETTER: Horne Lake Connector is history

The government will continue to support the use of Highway 4

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LETTER: Rails should prevail over quay to quay trail

Vancouver Island rail would be a benefit, waterfront walkway in Port Alberni would not, says writer

  • Aug 17, 2022
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LETTER: Family presents alternative to Sproat Lake name change

I would find it difficult to totally lose the Sproat name…

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The Island Corridor Foundation’s business case for the return of rail on Vancouver Island shows this photo of trains on tracks in Vic West. (Courtesy of Island Corridor Foundation)

LETTER: There is much evidence that supports rail transportation

Rail on Vancouver Island is not dead, as one writer asserts

  • Aug 3, 2022
The Island Corridor Foundation’s business case for the return of rail on Vancouver Island shows this photo of trains on tracks in Vic West. (Courtesy of Island Corridor Foundation)
A passenger gets ready to board the Langtoria Greenline on Goldstream Ave. last fall. Low ridership led to the service’s cancellation in June 2017. Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff

LETTER: Passenger rail on Vancouver Island is dead; people love their cars too much

Writer says people should get over the idea of resurrecting Island rail service

A passenger gets ready to board the Langtoria Greenline on Goldstream Ave. last fall. Low ridership led to the service’s cancellation in June 2017. Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff
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LETTER: There’s too much noise in one Burde Street neighbourhood

To the Editor, I am very upset that Port Alberni city hall…

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Walkers check out the new Somass walkway that opened on July 1, 2022, following the Canada Day parade. The walkway is accessible from Tyee Landing. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

LETTER: Walkway on Port Alberni’s waterfront will be an asset

Writer agrees with city council’s long-term vision for former Somass Sawmill lands

Walkers check out the new Somass walkway that opened on July 1, 2022, following the Canada Day parade. The walkway is accessible from Tyee Landing. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Prime Minister Boris Johnson reads a statement outside 10 Downing Street, London, formally resigning as Conservative Party leader, in London, Thursday, July 7, 2022. Johnson said Thursday he will remain as British prime minister while a leadership contest is held to choose his successor. (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP)

LETTER: Who knew ‘revolting’ politicians would be BoJo’s downfall

To the Editor, Maybe John Lennon summarized my own feelings pretty well…

Prime Minister Boris Johnson reads a statement outside 10 Downing Street, London, formally resigning as Conservative Party leader, in London, Thursday, July 7, 2022. Johnson said Thursday he will remain as British prime minister while a leadership contest is held to choose his successor. (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP)
The Port Alberni Train Station is located outside the entrance to Harbour Quay, on Harbour Road in Port Alberni. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)

LETTER: This isn’t the end of the line for Port Alberni’s historic train station

New technology and ingenuity can get a train moving on Island tracks again

The Port Alberni Train Station is located outside the entrance to Harbour Quay, on Harbour Road in Port Alberni. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)
The remains of the old Somass Sawmill still stand within sight of Port Alberni’s waterfront, where city council is finetuning its vision for the area. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

LETTER: City of Port Alberni’s vision for Somass lands isn’t vibing for one writer

Mayor Sharie Minions said “We’re not letting vocal negativity stop progress.”

The remains of the old Somass Sawmill still stand within sight of Port Alberni’s waterfront, where city council is finetuning its vision for the area. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
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LETTER: Writer questions debate over city debt

I have seldom, if ever seen a positive comment…

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The proposed boundaries for the new electoral areas add part of Courtenay to the North Island-Powell River riding. Photo courtesy Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for British Columbia

LETTER – Proposed new federal electoral districts leave Vancouver Island disproportionally under-represented

British Columbia reached 5.21 million people as of July 1, 2021…

  • Jun 29, 2022
The proposed boundaries for the new electoral areas add part of Courtenay to the North Island-Powell River riding. Photo courtesy Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for British Columbia
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